Mar 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
to show dictator gy kim jong un in islands that had a pep talk to "annihilate the enemy" anytime an order is issued. elsewhere, north korean army seasonals conducted military exercises in an apparent display of defiance against the u.s. and south korea. but the newly inaugurated south korean president, the first woman to hold the job, sought to project firmness in response. >> translator: i will deal strongly with north korea's provocation. >> reporter: this week the u.n. security council imposed new sanctions on what is already the most heavily sanctioned state for punishment for the nuclear test the north conducted last month, third in seven years. fresh from hosting dennis ro rodman, discussed a threat but was largely dismissed. >> the united states and the allies are repaired to deal with any threat and any reality that occurs in the world. >> reporter: the north has even gone so far to declare the intention to scrap the truce in place since 1953 that ended the korean war. the state department rejected suggestions that the steady application of sanctions may actually be helping the re
Mar 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of demyians, kim jong un was reacting to the bomber that flew over. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon with the latest. >> reporter: shortly after midnight. kim jong in signed documents to put rockets on standby. it's taking the owner leader at his word. he at the no paper tiger. north korea stated television made the announcement. it said the enemies are bringing the dark clouds after nuclear war, testing self-restraint and added the dpr can no longer tolerated this. he ordered to blow up everything in ashes if an order is issues. >> reporter: in show of solidarity while the russian and chinese foreign ministry urged them restraint. >> we hope that relevant parties will push together for a turnaround of a tense situation. >> reporter: some critics at home said the pentagon decision to send the b-2 stealth bombers could rean peninsula was provocative. >> pentagon was stuck in a rock and hard place. on the one hand north korea had had threatened a nuclear attack against the united states. the united states ally, south korea was extremely worried about this so the u.s. wanted to send out
Mar 11, 2013 3:00pm PDT
there with kim jong un. we look for rational answers why he did "x" or "y." with karzai, he is unstable. i don't want to speculate about his psychological health but the way he acts and the way he speaks he is mercurial and largely incomprehensible. it makes no sense whatsoever to accuse the united states of collaborating with the enemy unless you want america to leaf because we saw the reaction from joe manchin to angeer the americans in to leaving which will leave him alone. without any support, without any state run and he will end up at the top of the lamp post. as happened to the soviet, the leader of afghanistan in the sew yet days after the soviets left. the only possible irrationm explanation he promised the people he would take control of the prison at bagram air base. that was supposed to happen on the visit. it apparently didn't because of a last-minute dispute over the powers of the u.s. and afghans. and i think he might have been humiliated by fact he thought he could deliver and it turned out he can't get back the sovereignty he promised his people. so that may be an explanation.
Mar 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
of a annual military ago exercise a day after kim jong un caught on a security line and threatened to hit the u.s. in a nuclear strike. >> i think they are very provocative actions. they are belligerent tone. it has ratcheted up the danger. we have to understand that reality. >> reporter: the bombers flew 13,000 miles from missouri two tokorea. how much did this cost the taxpayer? each plane costs $88,000 per thundershower fly. the mission took 30 hours and 2 planes were used $5.28 million. >> in light of what has happened in north korea and the provocation and the necessity of assuring our allies that we are there with them, we would have found a way to do this. we are ready too challenge but not put our security at risk. >> reporter: and in case north korea didn't get the message on these stealth bombers. north korea put out a press release, an unprecedented move. >> chris: i understand hagel had good news about the pentagon furloughs? >> that is right. he announced in the wake of the continuing resolutions past by congress, pentagon kom troller put together the way of furlough days. ha